By the time I pay my mortgage and COBRA, my disability is gone. Are you supposed to pay hospital and doctor bills??? OOPS!!!!! Guess I missed that. The trouble is when I have prescriptions, electric, food, gas, travel, TV, internet, phone... yep. My savings are pretty much gone. Thank GOD I had some! And my COBRA goes up this month because the company I worked for has to renegotiate so we might be changing insurance companies. That ought to be fun. I was almost at my yearly cap and wasn't gonna have to pay copays anymore. And then in Oct. I guess it will go up again? I"m already paying over $400. June should be around $500 or so per month.
Good luck! I'm going to look into all this next week I guess. So I know what to expect.
And thank God my parents have some money. I've made it a year, but I think I'm gonna have to start asking. At least until my life can get on an even keel long enough that I can get a job. I don't know about where you live, but I can make $999/month and not affect my disability. And I can say "Welcome to Walmart" as well as the next person!
Check with local organizations, too. There are foundations all over the place that help cancer patients and their families. I have arranged for one here to mow my lawn, since I can't. Not allowed to use the mower. They also give a donation to the cancer patients and/or families to offset bills, food, or whatever it is needed for. I'm sure you have some near you. I have to find the info for another one: they give gift cards for Walmart so you can buy things. And I think maybe gas cards. I've got to get on the ball and find these places. And I'm going to check out food stamps. Hey, that's what they are there for, right?
I know with Lauren living with you some of this won't pertain to you, but for anyone else reading this it's worth checking out.
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Any opinions I give are based on personal experiences, and are not based on medical knowledge. I strongly suggest receiving medical care and opinions.